"One can talk about Straro for hours, because he is not only a cinematographer, but first of all a philosopher, a poet, a painter, and, above all, a true human. His greatness comes from the fact that his great name has never overshadowed his work,” said filmmaker Majid Majidi on Saturday evening at a cinematography workshop in Tehran.
Majidi recently filmed a feature on Prophet Muhammad with Vittorio Straro, Mehr News Agency reports.
About his experience with the Italian cinematographer he said "We had good cooperation in technical terms. The starting days when I was talking to Straro I gave him a screenplay in 160 pages. Then I saw him come to me with 3 ring binders. He had a bunch of ideas, pictures of locations and concepts for each page of the screenplay.”
"When Straro came to Iran he was wearing a stylish suit and I was thinking how I could take him to the deserts with such outfit,” the filmmaker said.
"So we would go the way by car as far as we could. But he said he liked to walk the way and on that day there were lots of locations he wanted us to go to. He kept doing that so much the next day we tore our shoes up.”
"When the kids saw his hard work they were scared and told me ‘leave Maradona to himself!’”